About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 14, 1887.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: white granite; Base: white granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 9 ft. 6 in. x 8 ft. x 2 ft. 6 in.; Base: approx. W. 9 ft. 11 in. x D. 4 ft. 6 in. (8 tons).
Who made it? McGinn, Patrick, sculptor. Ryegate Granite Company, fabricator.
What does it depict? Monument has an apexed cap and stands on a tiered base. On the front face is a bas-relief which depicts a camp tent with various weapons and other military accouterments. These include a drum, knapsack, muskets with bayonets, cartridge box and canteen. Monument is a two-part granite shaft set on a 9.11×4.6 foot rough cut base. The lower part of the shaft has a polished stone with incised inscriptions on four sides and the upper part has rough-cut sides with a tent and crossed rifle bas-relief on the front and incised inscription on the rear. Overall height is ten feet. Flanking markers are 1.8×1.3 foot.
What does it honor? It indicates the position where the 29th Ohio relieved the 137th New York on the morning of July 3, 1863, and engaged Confederates for over two hours.
How is it inscribed? 29TH OHIO INFANTRY/1ST BRIG. 2ND DIV. 12TH CORPS/THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THE/STATE OF OHIO (On left:) MUSTERED IN FOR 3 YRS./AUG TO DEC 1861/REENLISTED AS VETERANS/DEC. 10 1863/MUSTERED OUT JULY 8-13, 1865 (On right:) GETTYSBURG/JULY 2D AND 3D 1863/ENGAGED-332 KILLED 7/WOUNDED 31-2 MORTALLY/TOTAL LOSS 38
When was this photograph taken? December 11, 2011. Monument faces mainly west.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Slocum Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes located on the extended tour that includes Culp’s Hill.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially changed.
The 29th Ohio Infantry was also known as Gidding’s Regiment. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Candy’s Brigade in Geary’s Division of the Twelfth Corps, Army of the Potomac. A Fighting 300 Regiment
Commander: Capt. Wilbur F. Stevens (1839-1894). Student from Pierpont; wounded at Gettysburg and during the Overland Campaign. Capt. Edward Hayes (1829-1899) took command. He was a farmer from Hartford.
Number Engaged: 332
Casualties: 7 killed, 31 wounded
Officers Killed at Gettysburg:
- Lieut. George Hayward, Company E, aged 22, killed on July 3, buried in National Cemetery at D-18
- 2nd Lieut. John G. Marsh, Company D, aged 25, killed on July 3
Soldiers Buried in the Ohio Plot of the Gettysburg National Cemetery:
- Pvt. Josiah D. Johnson, Company F, F-5
- Pvt. Tallis E. McCain, Company G, E-10
- Pvt. Benjamin F. Pontious, Company D, E-2
After Action Report: After Action Report of Capt. Wilbur F. Stevens (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Ashtabula, Summit, and Medina counties
Notable Facts: The 29th’s silk regimental flag is on display at the Henderson Memorial Public Library in Jefferson, Ohio.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Camp Giddings, Jefferson, Ohio, August 26, 1861. Moved to Camp Chase, Ohio, December 25, 1861, thence to Cumberland, Md., January 17, 1862. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Landers’ Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Shields’ 2nd Division, Banks’ 5th Army Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Shields’ Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia, to August, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Army Virginia, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland and Army of Georgia, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty at Hampton Heights and Paw Paw Tunnel until March, 1862. Advance on Winchester, Va., March 7-15. Reconnaissance to Strasburg March 18-19. Battle of Winchester, Va., March 22-23. March to Fredericksburg, Va., May 12-21, and return to Front Royal May 25-30. Battle of Port Republic June 9. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Guard trains during battles of Bull Run August 28-30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17 (Reserve). Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., September 22, and duty at Bolivar Heights until December. Reconnaissance to Rippon, W. Va., November 9. Reconnaissance to Winchester December 2-6. March to Stafford Court House December 10-14, and duty there until January 20, 1863. Burnside’s second Campaign, “Mud March,” January 20-24. At Stafford Court House until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Detached for duty at New York during draft disturbances August 29-September 8. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor’s Ridge, November 27. Duty at Bridgeport, Ala., until May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Dug Gap or Mill Creek May 8. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb’s Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff’s Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. Near Atlanta November 9. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Buckhead Church December 2. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. North Edisto River, S.C., February 12-13. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett’s House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out at Louisville, Ky., July 13, 1865. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 114 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 150 Enlisted men by disease. Total 271.
Ohio at Gettysburg
4th Infantry :: 5th Infantry :: 7th Infantry :: 8th Infantry :: 25th Infantry :: 29th Infantry :: 55th Infantry :: 61st Infantry :: 66th Infantry :: 73rd Infantry :: 75th Infantry :: 82nd Infantry :: 107th Infantry :: 1st Cavalry :: 6th Cavalry :: 1st Artillery H :: 1st Artillery I :: 1st Artillery K :: 1st Artillery L